Performed by theheartrender
Therese is playing a reproduction of the 17th C. “Boston Harp”, currently in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The replica was built by Catherine Campbell, Port Townsend, Washington.
This arrangement of the popular Torche Branle by Praetorius can be found in Therese’s book “The Royale Harpist”. You can watch more of Therese’s performances (of both early and Celtic music) here.
Along with his inimitable charm, Harpo Marx had truly mad harp skillz – and, hands down, the best comedic timing of any harpist to date.
I just can’t get enough of these kids. Although it’s hard to find YouTube videos of them with any kind of decent sound quality (believe it or not, this is one of the better ones). One of my favourite performances of theirs is a street performance of Video Killed the Radio Star that we posted earlier here. The official Wrong Trousers MySpace page can be found here.
Grainne Hambly and William Jackson. Presented by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School on Saturday March 31st, 2007. The music is lovely; although it’s too bad you can’t see Grainne’s hands when she’s playing. Warning: Occasional shaky cam action.
Update Feb. ’09: Also found this version on YouTube; enjoy!
The sound quality isn’t ideal, but it’s a wonderfully unique use of the instruments, and the kids do a really good job (somewhat strained vocals at the end not withstanding).
On a slightly weirder note, there’s harptallica.com – harp duet versions of 10 Metallica songs, coming soon to a CD near you (be afraid… be very afraid).